This week the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has finalised its advice for Type 2 Diabetes. With regards to the diet advice in this new guideline, it is disappointing that the new research on low carbohydrate diets have not been given due credit as another tool available in the management of diabetes.
As diabetes continues to become one of the most common disease conditions affecting the population, drug companies are also in a race to come up with more and more drugs to manage it. There is a long list of drugs that can be taken to manage diabetes, but these broadly fit into a handful of categories that work through similar mechanisms. However, the new drug on the block is different as it’s ability to manage diabetes is by getting rid of the problem - sugar - by making you pee it out!
A new research paper published by a UK based GP has shown that it is indeed possible to see great health results by changing the way you eat. In this study, when people opted for a low carb approach, they saw an improvement in their blood sugar readings, blood pressure, their liver function and also weight loss. The food that unites all of these conditions - SUGAR.
Over the past few days there has been a lot of debate over a new piece of research. The research advised that the current method of counting calories was not enough in order to improve the health of patients. The reason? The trouble with calorie counting is that foods low in fat are preferred as they contain less calories giving the impression that they are healthier.
Diabetes is a growing health problem. Diabetes is not only linked to being overweight - anyone can develop diabetes. There is also a lot of confusion on what we should and should not eat for preventing and managing diabetes. In this blog, we will show why managing your blood sugar intake through food will not only help as a prevention method, but also help to manage diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) better.
This week one of the main health stories has been surrounding the latest announcement that weight loss surgery will indeed reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. With World Diabetes day on the 14th of November, in this blog we look at the article at the heart of this story and what it means for overall health and sustainability.